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    • MossesS's Profile Photo

      anyboddy needs help ?!!

      Sri Lanka Jun 27, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      Heay everyone . if anyone needs help regarding visiting sri lanka or needs a Companion I'll be very happy ho give a hand .
      Cheers

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    • Further advice please re: planning my itinerery

      Sri Lanka Jul 24, 2016 at 4:43 AM

      Hi guys,
      I have almost completed my itinerary now. I just need some final advise to cover the last few days. Also what is he best place to stay over the New Year please. I am a bit anxious that if I will not book an accommodation in advance I will end up paying lost of money over the New Year.

      14.12.16 Arrive in Colombo
      15.12.16 taxi/train to Habarana
      16.12.16 Habarana (Sigiriya Lion Rock, Minneriya National Park)
      17.12.16 Habarana (Polonnaruwa)
      18.12.16 Habarana (Anuradhapura)
      19.12.16 Taxi/train to Kandy (en-route Matale Spice Gardens and the Dambulla Cave Temple) 2h
      20.12.16 City of Kandy inc Temple of the Tooth
      21.12.16 ???????
      22.12.16 Mirissa
      23.12.16 Mirissa
      24.12.16 Mirissa
      25.12.16 Mirissa
      26.12.16 Mirissa
      27.12.16 ????
      28.12.16?????
      29.12.16????
      30.12.16?????
      31.12.16 ?????
      01.01.17?????
      02.01.17?????
      03.01.17 Colombo
      04.01.17 Rtrn flight home

      Thank your for all suggestions,
      M :-)

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      details of srilanka

      Sri Lanka Jul 20, 2016 at 3:35 AM

      Me my wife with two children age 9 yrs & 6 yrs coming in colombo 27 July leaving on 1 aug early morning

      My tentative itinerary follows

      27 July Airport/puttalam/anuradhapura

      28 July Anuradhapura/sigiriya
      29 July Sigiriya/dambulla
      30 July Dambula/kandy/kand sightseeing
      31 July Kandy/pinnawala/colombo
      1 Aug Morning 4 A.M drop to airport
      I need a car and budget category hotel by 25 dollar

      My email id royalavianca105@gmail.com
      Thanks

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    • From Colombo airport to Dambulla in the afternoon

      Sri Lanka Jul 6, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      Hi, we are a couple travelling to Sri Lanka next week and we will arrive to Colombo airport at 2 p.m. Is it possible to catch a bus to Dambulla around 4pm.? Or should we stay in Negombo till the morning?

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    • SRI LANKA WEST COAST DIRECTIONS

      Sri Lanka Jul 16, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Hello everyone. First time in SL for the 4 of us. We'll stay for 2 weeks and we've splitted the time management in relation with the coasts.I am in charge for the west coast.

      So any suggestions about how to spend 4 days in the best sights, restaurants (no tourists food please), activities etc?

      Thank you all in advance guys!

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    • Visa for SL > 1 month

      Sri Lanka Jul 10, 2016 at 2:47 AM

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      Is visa for SL for periods greater than one month available from their London High Commission?

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      "HELP" Will have to go to from Trinco to Ella (in one day) - August 2016

      Trincomalee Jul 22, 2016 at 8:51 AM

      Hello, I miscalculated a bit the lenght of the trip (no direct train lines east of Ella ;-) bummer // or long detour via Kandy. Bus 76/218/314, Trincomalee, Badulla might be an option, and then tuktuk or train to Ella? But impossible to find any details on this line (where to board, how to get a seat, any resemblance of a time table)
      I do not mind a long journey, as long as I have a seat.

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    • Weather in September /October and what is cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala like

      Sri Lanka Jul 5, 2016 at 1:46 AM

      We are visiting sri lanka late September early October staying at cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala can anyone tell me what the weather will be like and any reviews on the hotel? Also recommendations for things to do many thanks :-)

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      Fresh veggies and fruits?!

      Sri Lanka Jul 11, 2016 at 4:44 AM

      Hi, first time SL traveller... Going to a hotel resort. How safe is it to eat fresh (uncooked) vegetables and fruits without peals? Am I being overcautious? Reason I'm asking is they are probably washed or rinsed in tap water... I got Hep A shot, but am still a bit "afraid".
      Also, whats with coctails with ice cubes?

      Thx...

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    • How lenient are the immigration officers at Katunayake?

      Sri Lanka Jul 8, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      Will they overlook 2 days of overstay? Were you in this situation before? What happened?

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    • Climbing Sigiriya

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      I plan to take an early bus from kandy to Dambulla. Instead of going to the hotel/hostel and to To beat the heat, I will take my luggage with me to Sigiriya to be climbing before noon, as recommended. Would prefer to drop my luggage at a hotel but afraid id arrive too late to climb. Afraid of getting heat stroke.

      1. Is there a place at Sigiriya to store personal items? If yes, cost?
      2. Are you permitted to climb wearing shoes, or is it just socks to the top?
      3. Is it really worth the $40? If one doesn't climb, does one pay less?
      4. Besides water, a camera and perhaps sunscreen, is there anything else one needs if one does climb?

      In case I decide not to stay the night, is there an afternoon bus back to kandy that would arrive before 4pm. The train from Colombo departs at 3pm.

      Thank you?

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    • Galle ..where is the hotspot?

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:39 PM

      I'm having a difficult time deciding where to stay in Galle. My only requirement is that I be where the action is (perhaps markets, tourist attractions, beach broad walk etc. I don't want remote. Is this place near Galle fort? I'm guessing galle fort is the place to be in galle? Or is it in some remote area of town. Again, any hotel hotel recommendations? Cost is not a concern.. Just want to be In the center of action. I'm there one or two nights depending on how good the place is. It's my last stop before returning to the airport in colomobo.

      Thanks

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    • transport colombo -anuradhapura- jaffna

      Anuradhapura Apr 27, 2016 at 8:24 AM

      Want to travel Negombo (Colombo) - Anuradhapura - Jaffna -Colombo What's the best and most easy way? Bus or train? Are the busses frequently? Tx

      4 Answers Apr 29, 2016 at 9:15 AM
    • 3 Weeks in Sri Lanka in March

      Sigiriya Dec 1, 2015 at 11:30 PM

      We are going to Sri Lanka for 3 weeks in March, we were thinking... Negombo, Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa.... then Ella, bandarawela, haputale, Yala National Park...then Tangalle, Mirissa & Galle and back to Colombo to flight.

      In there I want to do lots of eating, visit tea plantations, take cooking classes, meet locals, go trekking in mountains, I want to take the train south from Kandy, visit temples, go to somewhere where there are spices (i.e., like a factory etc), eat fresh fish, maybe a coconut plantation, see wildlife.. and my partner is a surfer and would like to get some surfing in while we are going across the south coast, maybe a few days of me relaxing on a beach while he surfs.

      Q1. Is this too much?
      Q2. Do I book accommodation in each of the places in the itinerary or is it better to base yourself in the middle somewhere of each of the three stages of the trip and do day trips with a private driver? I.e., Kandy (to do dambulla, sigiriya, polonnaruwa).
      Q3. Anything important I am missing from the itinerary. Should I add Horton Plains? Pinnewela?

      Thank you so much, any advice appreciated.

      Alicia

      5 Answers Feb 15, 2016 at 9:31 PM
    • how many steps

      Mihintale Nov 6, 2015 at 9:14 PM

      how long does it take to walk up the many steps to the rock? thanks from Leanne

      4 Answers Nov 7, 2015 at 12:17 AM
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      Colombo To Sigiriya and Back?

      Sigiriya Jan 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

      Hi can anyone advise me, how much I should expect to pay for a driver from Colombo to Sigiriya and back on the same day? Leaving at about 5am in the morning. I was told it is doable and was quoted, 13,500 Rupees. I was also quoted 5000 Rupees for a driver for a day by someone else but the Sigiriya trip may be considered a bit longer than a standard "day". How does the price sound? Too expensive or reasonable?

      Thanks.

      7 Answers Jan 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM
    • storing luggage

      Sigiriya Nov 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      Hi,
      We'll be visiting Sigiriya and we'd like to see Sigiriya Rock, but we will not be staying in Sigiriya overnight. Could you please advise if there is any safe place in Sigiriya where we can leave our luggage for a few hours ? Paid storage lockers or any storage office ?
      regards,

      Iwona

      7 Answers Nov 30, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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      mihinthalaya destination in srilanka

      Mihintale Jun 18, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      what is mihintale in anuradapuraya

      3 Answers Jun 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM
    • need guest house in Anuradhapura

      Anuradhapura Jun 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

      need guest house in Anuradhapura

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM
    • route question

      Polonnaruwa Jan 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      can i take bus from colombo to polonnaruwa? which bus? where? how long?

      3 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 4:30 AM
    • Masha_M's Profile Photo

      from Colombo airport to Sigiriya by hired car

      Sigiriya Jan 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      How long would it take to get from the airport to Sigiriya by taxi? Also how much money?
      Thanks a lot.

      5 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 3:23 AM
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      Transportation within Sigririya

      Sigiriya Sep 12, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      If we don't drive, is it easy to move around within the area?

      5 Answers Sep 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM
    • sigiriya fort..

      Sigiriya Jul 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Can I take my 10 months old kid on the top of sigiriya fort.?

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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      wasps at Sigiriya?

      Sigiriya Apr 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      Hello
      Basic question, is there still a wasp nest at Sigiriya?
      If so, what about the location, could this pose a risk to the public?
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM
    • AC Bus from Colombo Airport/City to Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Jul 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

      Hi everybody,
      My plane will arrive at 8 am at Colombo Airport and I wanted go directly by bus to Polonnaruwa, which would be convenient as first step as I would like to start my visit with the Cultural Triangle.
      However, I've read on this forum that it was not advisable as it is a very long trip (7 hours?) with many people standing in the bus.
      1) Would you advise to go directly to Polonnaruwa by bus?
      2) Are there any AC buses going directly from Katunayake bus station to Polonnaruwa and how long would it take ? or do I have to go to Colombo City first?
      3) From Colombo City, are there often AC buses to Polonnaruwa with chances to have a seat?
      4) How long takes the bus n°187 from Katunayake bus station to Colombo City at about 9 am?
      Thanks in advance for your answers.

      6 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 7:19 PM
    • senior travel at Sigiriya?

      Sigiriya Nov 14, 2010 at 4:19 AM

      I am organizing a trip for my parents to Sri Lanka. I am wondering if it is reasonable to take them to Sigiriya. If they get tired and cant make it to the top, will there be things to see along the way which make it worthwhile?

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2010 at 4:40 AM
    • Lauz's Profile Photo

      type of plug

      Sigiriya Nov 1, 2010 at 9:42 AM

      I'm trying to find out what type of plug adaptor I will need for Sri Lanka. I've looked on the internet but have seen conflicting information. Some say Sri Lanka uses the same as England,(i know the voltage is the same) some say it's the same as the old style English plug and some say it's the same as they use in India. Does anyone know?

      4 Answers Nov 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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      Catch train at Veyangoda

      Anuradhapura Sep 27, 2010 at 2:59 AM

      Could anyone confirm whether my travel idea is achievable? It goes like this:
      Land at Sri Lanka Int Airport, travel to Veyangoda by taxi & then catch the train to Anuradhapura.
      Thanks
      Rob

      7 Answers Sep 20, 2011 at 2:42 AM
    • Bobbie_jo's Profile Photo

      Driver from Bandaranike Int. airport to Anuradhapura

      Anuradhapura Sep 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM

      Is it possible to hire a driver & car to get from the International Airport to take us to Anuradhapura? If its possible does anyone know what the average costs are?
      Thanks
      Rob

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM
    • Accomodation in Sigiriya

      Sigiriya Jun 27, 2010 at 12:45 AM

      Hello,

      we are coming to Sigiriya around 22. July. Do you think we need to book accomodation in advance or can we count on some available rooms when we show up?

      Is there some accomodation where we can book via internet or at least arrange booking by email? I haven't found anything yet.

      We are looking for a budget accomodation and didn't find any hostels in Sigiriya. If there's anything in Dambulla of that kind it's fine with us, too.

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 7:42 AM
    • Devi Tourist Home contact details?

      Polonnaruwa Jun 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

      Does anyone out there have an e-mail address or any contact details for the Devi Tourist Home in Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka,
      Kind Regards,
      Mark and Donna.

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM
    • Lauz's Profile Photo

      hotel sigiriya meal prices

      Sigiriya Jun 5, 2010 at 1:04 PM

      We are due to stay at the hotel Sigiriya in December on a half board basis. Does anyone know how much we should expect to pay for lunch and drinks from the bars?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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      weather near Sigiriya in December/ January

      Sigiriya Aug 29, 2007 at 11:16 PM

      Hi,

      I'm planning a group trip to the area that Sigiriya is located in. How is the weather there during this time?

      I have not been back to Sri Lanka in more than a decade, so I'm excited to go.

      thanks

      2 Answers Sep 9, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    • transportation in sri lanka

      Sigiriya Jan 30, 2006 at 7:09 PM

      do u know anyone who can take us around sri lanka? cheap only. we dont care if the car has no air con

      3 Answers Feb 5, 2006 at 2:17 AM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 23, 2005 at 6:01 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2005 at 3:12 AM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 22, 2005 at 8:47 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2005 at 12:20 PM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 22, 2005 at 4:18 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

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      Central Bus Stand in Colombo?

      North Central Province Jun 13, 2005 at 11:09 AM

      Dear friends who know Sri Lanka well,

      Could anyone tell me how long (time)and how much($) it takes to get from the Colombo International Airport to the Central Bus Stand?

      What district of Colombo is the Bus Stand in? in Colombo 1 or 2 or 3 or…?

      And can I get to Kegalla (Kegalle) from the CBS? Thanks a lot in advance and many blessings!

      8 Answers Jun 22, 2005 at 11:40 PM
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      Devalegama

      North Central Province Jan 17, 2005 at 12:47 PM

      Dear friends, I want to visit Kandegedera, Devalegama but cannot locate this area on the map of Sri Lanka. If anybody knows where it is, North, South, or the center, pls, let me know. Aslo, has this area been affected by the tsunami recently? Thanks in advance, Cosmique

      5 Answers Feb 5, 2005 at 1:33 PM
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      from india to sri lanka by ferry boat

      North Central Province Dec 4, 2004 at 7:10 AM

      dear friends, i am planning a trip across india and would like to visit sri lanka as well. is it possible to get to lanka from india by ferry boat these days. if it is, then from port in idia should i set off? if it is impossible, then what is the southernmost place in india where i can take a flight to lanka? many thanks in advance, cosmique

      1 Answer Dec 4, 2004 at 10:20 AM
    • Advice on travelling from Sigiriya to Arugam bay

      North Central Province Feb 12, 2004 at 7:09 PM

      Hi. My boyfriend & I are planning to stay in Sigiriya for a few days & wanted to then make our way down to Arugam Bay. Does anyone have any advice on the best route to get there? I was thinking of going through & sopping overnight in Batticaloa but haven't seen much on this part of Sri Lanka & if it's safe traveling through there?

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2004 at 8:11 PM
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      How long for a car trip from Sigiriya to Colombo?

      Sigiriya Nov 13, 2003 at 12:09 PM

      How long would it take for a privately hired car for the trip from Sigiriya to Colombo? I am planning on leaving Kandy by hired car, catching sunset in Sigiriya and staying one night, visiting the rock area for the morning/afternoon, and then trying to get back to Colombo by that evening.

      7 Answers Jul 17, 2011 at 4:51 AM